Roiled
Roil Roil, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Roiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Roiling}.] [Cf. OE. roilen to wander; possibly fr. OF. roeler to roll, equiv. to F. rouler. See {Roll}, v., and cf. {Rile}.] 1. To render turbid by stirring up the dregs or sediment of; as, to roil wine, cider, etc., in casks or bottles; to roil a spring. [1913 Webster]

2. To disturb, as the temper; to ruffle the temper of; to rouse the passion of resentment in; to perplex. [1913 Webster]

That his friends should believe it, was what roiled him [Judge Jeffreys] exceedingly. --R. North. [1913 Webster]

Note: Provincial in England and colloquial in the United States. A commoner, but less approved, form is rile. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • roiled — adjective 1. aroused to impatience or anger made an irritated gesture feeling nettled from the constant teasing peeved about being left out felt really pissed at her snootiness riled no end by his lies roiled by the delay • Syn …   Useful english dictionary

  • roiled — Synonyms and related words: adiaphanous, aggravated, angry, annoyed, bothered, browned off, bugged, burnt up, chafed, cloudy, dark, disturbed, exasperated, galled, griped, grumly, impervious to light, intransparent, irked, irritated, miffed,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • roiled — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended: cloudy, muddy, murky, roily, turbid. See CLEAR. 2. Violently disturbed or agitated, as by storms: dirty, heavy, raging, roily, rough, rugged, stormy …   English dictionary for students

  • roiled — rɔɪl v. make turbid, make muddy; annoy, irritate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • roiled-up — adjective a) agitated; with stirred up dregs or sediment; turbid b) agitated …   Wiktionary

  • churning churned-up roiling roiled roily turbulent — agitated agitated adj. 1. troubled emotionally and usually deeply. Opposite of {unagitated}. agitated parents Note: Narrower terms are: {demoniac, demoniacal ; distraught, overwrought; {disturbed, jolted, shaken}; {feverish, hectic}; {frantic,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Norm Coleman — For the former Secretary of Agriculture, see Norman Jay Coleman. Norm Coleman United States Senator from Minnesota In office January 3 …   Wikipedia

  • United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …   Universalium

  • turbid — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. roiled, muddy, cloudy, clouded, opaque; confused, muddled. See cloudiness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. foul, swollen, muddy, cloudy, sedimentary, mixed, muddled, thick, impure, unsettled, roiled,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Roil — Roil, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Roiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Roiling}.] [Cf. OE. roilen to wander; possibly fr. OF. roeler to roll, equiv. to F. rouler. See {Roll}, v., and cf. {Rile}.] 1. To render turbid by stirring up the dregs or sediment of; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”